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Old 03-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #1
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I am about to buy a bus. But I need to know the cheapest and/or easiest way to do air conditioning and how much it will cost?!?!
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:49 PM   #2
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Cheapest and easiest is probably a window unit in one of the rear windows.
Roof units kinda suck but can be handy.
For maximum cooling efficiency look into a mini split system.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:51 PM   #3
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Hello, I'm sure you can find pertinent information here.

The cheap easy way it to install a 6k btu air conditioner from Goodwill in one of your window holes. The nice way is to use the newer two piece air conditioners that are so much more efficient and quieter.

I don't have air because Oregon only needs air for a couple weeks during the middle of the summer, making it kind of expensive to maintain. A heat pump would be more practical for me.

As far as cost, it all depends on what you expect to get out of this. It's going to cost probably twice as much as you think it will.
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Going to do a "built in" window unit in the rear bulkhead. As someone else on here already did.

If the unit dies I will be able to go to wally world and pick up a new one and toss it in. Or good old CL.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:24 PM   #5
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I'd like to go the cheap route too, but I don't want an air conditioner hanging out the arse of the bus. I also don't like the top mounted RV air conditioners. Anything that sticks out beyond the body of the bus can be scraped off while out in the boonies.

Then again when it gets hot I'll probably be parked in the shade beside a high mountain lake. It's when you go to town to get groceries and fuel that you need air.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:27 PM   #6
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Ya I don't plan on having it hang out. Will look for the pic of what I am going to try and accomplish.
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http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/ch...air-10341.html

Going to something like that in the rear bulkhead.
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Could always get a stand along portable, then just move where you want, we had one and they work pretty good..this is the way we will go in our bus..
Move to bedroom at night in living area/kitchen day time as needed
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If you have a little room below, building a basement/central unit using a widow A/C works like gangbusters. That way you can use a larger unit plus duct it where you need it.
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Could always get a stand along portable, then just move where you want, we had one and they work pretty good..this is the way we will go in our bus..
Move to bedroom at night in living area/kitchen day time as needed
I used one of these in my house for a couple of years, hated it they are very noisy & are constantly cycling making it very difficult to hear your surroundings if necessary.
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